For the past 30 years apart from some inept political interference in matters relating to wine taxation that almost doubled the price of this country’s wines, our management approach has been for relatively plain sailing.The wine models we had established in those early days were obviously a success. These were an amalgam of paying attention to the production of good quality grapes, selection of the best equipment and technology and our savvy.

Our savvy told us that the attributes of a good wine were pretty basic, not very difficult to define and not difficult to achieve. The wine industry however in this country at the present is not in such a happy state. There are many factors that have led to this situation.